storage polysaccharide

[ stawr-ij pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a polysaccharide that occurs in a living organism as a form of stored energy: storage polysaccharides include the glycogen in animals and the starch and fructosan in plants.

Origin of storage polysaccharide

1
First recorded in 1940–45

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